IK Multimedia has announced the iRig Keys 2 series of mobile MIDI keyboard controllers. Building upon the features of IK’s iRig Keys series, these new controllers offer new ways to connect and control, updated compatibility.
The iRig Keys 2 Pro offers 37 full size velocity-sensitive keys, and the iRig Keys 2 features 37 velocity-sensitive mini keys for backpack portability or use in restricted spaces. Each model comes equipped with a variety of top panel performance controls plus MIDI IN/OUT for use as a stand-alone MIDI controller.
In addition to offering laptop and desktop compatibility, these ultra-slim MFi (Made For iPhone) controllers connect directly to iPhone/iPad and most Android models. They also include a dedicated audio output to connect speakers or headphones. For instant inspiration, a selection of powerful music-making apps is bundled with each controller, as well as an assortment of cables.
Both iRig Keys 2 models work directly out of the box with iPhones, iPads, Macs, and PCs, and are compatible with most Android devices. A headphone output can be used for silent practice or composition, especially while using newer iPhone models. The audio out can also be used to connect speakers for increased volume and audio quality that surpasses a device’s built-in speakers.
iRig Keys 2 controllers come complete with IK’s Mac/PC sound and groove workstation, SampleTank 4 SE, which offers more than 2000 sounds. It also includes free apps like SampleTank FREE for iPhone and iPad, iGrand Piano FREE for iPhone, iPad and Android, and iLectric Piano FREE for Android.